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    • The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters will be hosting its Biennial Convention August 21-23, 2017, at the Branson Promenade at the Branson Landing, Branson, Missouri.  The Convention Call will be published soon. 

      The MSCFF has a block of rooms for this event.  We ask that you please make your room reservations NOW, the cut-off date for reservations is July 21, 2017.  Register Online here.

      On Monday, March 6th Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) addressed the attendees at the International Association of Fire Fighters Legislative Conference.  Senator McCaskill is very supportive of continuing to fund Fire Grants, Cancer Presumptive Laws and Collective Barganing Rights for Hours, Wages and Working Conditions. 

      During our visit to the US Capitol on Tuesday, March 7th, Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters President Sherwood Smith and IAFF Local 42 Secretary-Treasurer Tim Dupin visite with Senator McCaskill to discuss the IAFF Legislative Agenda for 2017 and ask for her support on the key issues that we are striving to continue to have funded for SAFER Grants, the FIRE ACT and more.  For more on this please read the article that appeared in the Lee's Summit Tribune here.

      An article was featured on February 26th in the Kansas City Star highlighting the increase in cancer related deaths in Firefighters across North America.  Here in Missouri families are faced with fighting for workers' compensation benefits after their loved ones have died and the our government acknowledges are presumptively job related due to the exposure of carcinogens that firefighters are exposed to throughout their careers.  Read the entire article here.

      News Release: November 9, 2016

      The MSCFF congratulates Governor-Elect Greitens. The campaign season is over and we look forward to working with Governor-Elect Greitens and his staff on the many issues facing Missouri’s Public Safety concerns. On behalf of our 6,000 members I have every confidence that we will build a relationship that will benefit all Missourians.

      Sherwood L. Smith

      President

      Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters

      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters would like to welcome our newest Affliate Local: Lake City, MO Fire Fighters.  Lake City Fire Fighters protect the individuals that work and reside at the Army Ammunition Production facility, located in Independence, MO. 

      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is a proud sponsor of the Aces Fore Aiden Golf Tournament.  Here is more information about Aiden McVicker, and download a Registration Form here or visit their website.
       


      What's New at MSCFF

      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets. 

      This new technology works in concert with our website.  All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.  We will soon provide all registered members a link to download the Mobile App via Google Play or iTunes Store thru our website Email system.

      If you are not currently a registered member we would like to encourage you to visit our website and register.  Once you have been approved you will have complete access to the latest information regarding Fire Fighter Issues within Missouri right in the palm of your hand.  Please allow 24 to 48 hours to be approved once you have registered.  

      Once you download the Mobile App, you will log into the application with the same User Name and Password that you established to access the MSCFF website.  From that point forward each time you launch the Mobile App you are already logged in and can access the Members Only Section of the website via the Mobile App.

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      Current news directly from IAFF locals, councils, and state/province associations in the US and Canada.

      Erie Firefighter and L0293 VP Passing
      03/23/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      It is with heavy hearts that we announce that at 6:30 this evening our friend and brother Steve McKenrick was removed from life-support after suffering grave injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Polk County Florida. The accident also killed his mother and seriously injured his sister.
      Passing of Steve McKenrick
      03/23/17 - Erie Firefighters Local 293
      It is with heavy hearts that we announce that at 6:30 this evening our friend and brother Steve McKenrick was removed from life-support after suffering grave injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Polk County Florida. The accident also killed his mother and seriously injured his sister.
      SPFD HOCKEY FUNDRAISER
      03/23/17 - IAFF Local 21
      Travel Itinerary - FDNY Funeral Service
      03/23/17 - Detroit Fire Fighters Association
      Death of Demopolis Local VP Chris Foster
      03/23/17 - IAFF 14th District
      I am sadden to report the death of Demopolis, AL Local 3663 Vice President. Brother Foster died from cardiac arrest early this morning at his home. No arrangements at this time. Please kept the Foster family and Local 3663 in your prayers.
      Special Magistrate Hearing
      03/23/17 - IAFF 1826
      Foley Local 4772 Member Needs Our Help
      03/22/17 - IAFF 14th District
      Requesting Prayers & Donations for Easton Caraway  Foley Local 4772 member Cody Carraway’s son, Easton, is in St. Jude Hospital in Memphis.  His  son was diagnosed with cancer ( Sacrococcygeal Teratoma). The little boy is  just over 1 year old  and has some difficult days and months ahead.
      Shoe Donation / Fund Raiser
      03/22/17 - IAFF Local 21
      IAFF PEP Classes
      03/22/17 - Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters
      www.iaff.org/et/Kentucky/Registration
      Annual Charitable Society Ball celebrating 25th Anniversary
      03/22/17 - IAFF 323
      March, 2017 - The Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their Annual Gala Ball that raises funds to directly support numerous charitable organizations including the Society’s well-known Nutritional Snack Program that helps feed hungry kids in Burnaby schools.
      Brother Roger Garcia
      03/21/17 - Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters
      It is with deep regret and sorrow to report the passing of Brother Fire Fighter Roger Garcia. Roger proudly served the Albuquerque Fire Department for 13 years and missed by his fire family. We are organizing all resources for his family to provide them as much comfort as possible during this difficult time. IAFF Brothers and Sisters are standing-watch over his body until the funeral services.
      IAFF Center of Excellence is now open
      03/21/17 - Professional Fire Fighters Of Alabama
      The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery.
      The 2017 "Fill the Boot" Campaign
      03/21/17 - Chester Firefighters Local 1400
      The 2017 MDA “Fill the Boot” campaign has been approved by the members of Council and the Mayor. The Chester Fire Fighters will be located at the intersections below on the following dates to help raise money that will be donated to the MDA. Keep an eye out and help us reach our 2017 goal.
      San Jose Sharks FF appreciations night
      03/21/17 - IAFF local 1289
      Anyone who is interested the San Jose Sharks are having a firefighter appreciation night on April 4th. To purchase tickets you can go to CAFirefoundation.
      LODD - Watertown Firefighter Joseph Toscano
      03/21/17 - Wilmington Fire Fighters Local 1370
      Our thoughts and prayers go out to FF Toscano's family.
      Rib cook off against MPOA
      03/21/17 - IAFF local 1289
      Save the date. Saturday May 6, 2017 we will be having a rib cook off against MPOA with all of the proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Stanislaus County. Matt Pirrone will be the contact for this events.
      2017 Golf Tournament
      03/21/17 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
      It's time again for the Annual Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Golf Tournament!  The tournament will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the Pine Creek Golf Club in Colorado Springs, CO. Shotgun start will be at 10am, with check in beginning at 8:30am.
      PFFUI Golf Outing
      03/21/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      Sign up now for the PFFUI Golf Outing. The event takes place Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Players Club at Woodland Trails in Yorktown, IN. Prizes will be awarded. Call (765) 759-8536 to sign up. Fee to enter is $300 for a team of 4. 50% of al proceeds wil go to the PFFUI PAC.
      2017 Scholarship Fund Applications
      03/21/17 - IAFF Local 42
      2017 St. Florian Fund Scholarship Download 2017 St. Florian Scholarship Application here. 2017 Gina Galetti Scholarship Download 2017 Gina Galetti Scholarship Application here.
      MSCFF Convention Delegates
      03/21/17 - IAFF Local 42
      In accordance with the IAFF Local 42 Constitution & By-Laws an Election was held at the March 7th and 8th Membership Meetings as a result of the election the members listed below shall be the delegation to the Missouri State Council Convention, August 21-23, 2017.
      Structure Fire 3-17-17
      03/20/17 - Hamden Professional Firefighters
      Release: # 17-005 Date: March 17, 2017   Contact: Deputy Chief Gary Merwede  At 0642 hrs. a structure fire assignment was dispatched to 125 Putnam Avenue (also known as the Davenport Residence) for a reported apartment fire. Hamden Central Communications received both 911 calls and a report from the fire alarm company that services the property.
      The funeral arrangements for Watertown, MA Firefighter Joseph Toscano, Local 1347
      03/20/17 - UPFFA
      The funeral arrangements for Watertown, MA Firefighter Joseph Toscano, Local 1347 are as follows: Visiting Hours: Tuesday March 21, 2017 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM St. Mary’s Catholic Church 211 North Main Street (Rte. 28) Randolph, MA There will be a uniformed walk thru at 3:00 PM Staging at 2:30 PM.
      Legislative Update
      03/20/17 - Professional Firefighters of Maine
      Legislative Update March 19, 2017   Sisters and Brothers, It has been a very busy start to the current Legislative Session and the coming weeks will require action on the part of you, our PFFM members. The number of bills that need to be addressed by our union is quite high this time around. LD 182 is a bill to ban flame-retardants in new upholstered furniture.
      Firefighter John Mulcahy
      03/19/17 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      Firefighter Joseph Toscano
      03/19/17 - Randolph FireFighters IAFF Local 1268
      March 21st 2017 Union Meeting
      03/19/17 - IAFF Local 3598
      REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING NOTICE To: Gurnee Firefighters Local 3598 Members  From: Nick Perry Date: Tuesday March 21st (Red Shift)  Time: 8:30 A.M.
      Ryan A. Ferreira Memorial Scholarship
      03/19/17 - IAFF local 2464
      Once again our association will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving high school senior(s). Anyone may apply for the scholarship; however, preference will be given to students pursuing a career in Fire Science, Health, Municipal Management, or Public Safety. As with other scholarships, primary consideration will be given to students showing financial need and a good scholastic average.
      Watertown Local 1347 Updated Arrangements
      03/19/17 - IAFF Local 739
      The funeral arrangements for Watertown, MA Firefighter Joseph Toscano, Local 1347 are as follows: Visiting Hours: Tuesday March 21, 2017 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM St. Mary’s Catholic Church 211 North Main Street (Rte. 28) Randolph, MA There will be a uniformed walk thru at 3:00 PM Staging at 2:30 PM.
      LODD FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
      03/19/17 - Cambridge Fire Fighters
      The funeral arrangements for Watertown, MA   Firefighter Joseph Toscano are as follows   Visiting Hours: Tuesday March 21, 2017 4:00pm to 8:00pm St. Mary’s Catholic Church 211 North Main Street (Rte. 28) Randolph, MA   Funeral Mass: Wednesday March 22, 2017 11:00am St.
      2017 MSCFF Convention
      03/18/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters will be hosting its Biennial Convention August 21-23, 2017, at the Branson Promende at the Branson Landing, Brason, Missouri.  The Convention Call will be published soon.  The MSCFF has a block of rooms for this event.  We ask that you please make your room reservations NOW, the cut-off date for reservations is July 21, 2017.
      LODD - Watertown Local 1347
      03/18/17 - IAFF Local 739
      LODD - Watertown FF Joseph Toscano Please keep in your  prayers the family of Firefighter Joseph Toscano and the members of Watertown Fire Department Local 1347 who died in the line of duty on Friday March 17 at a second alarm fire. Brother Toscano leaves behind a wife and 5 children. As soon as wake & funeral information becomes available we will post them.
      28th Annual MSCFF Robert E. Palmer Golf Classic
      03/18/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      8th Annual Charity Hockey Shootout
      03/18/17 - IAFF Local 920
      MSCFF NEW Mobile App
      03/18/17 - Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters
      The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters is proud to introduce our newest communication tool; the UnionActive™ Mobile Application for Android, iOS Smartphones and Tablets.  This new technology works in concert with our website.  All this is required to use the Mobile App is to be a registered user with the MSCFF website.
      Fund Created to Help the Family of Fallen Fire Fighter Joe Toscano
      03/18/17 - IAFF Local 902
      A fund has been created to benefit the family of Watertown firefighter Joseph Toscano, who lost his life in the line of duty on March 17, 2017. The Watertown Fire Department and Watertown Firefighters Local 1347 IAFF announced the creation of the fund to help the family of the fallen firefighter. The Randolph resident leaves behind a wife and five children ages 12-19.
      Fitchburg Local 3128 Line of Duty Death (LODD) - Cancer
      03/18/17 - IAFF Local 902
      Fitchburg Fire Department Local 3128 regrets to announce the passing of active duty Firefighter John F. Mulcahy. Jack joined the department as a provisional firefighter on July 1,1974 and served in that position until October 17, 1976. Jack later rejoined the fire department as a permanent firefighter on February 17, 1978 where he went on to serve the City of Fitchburg for over 41 years.
      LODD FF Joseph Toscano
      03/17/17 - Local 1347
      Local 1347 regrets to announce the Line of Duty Death of Firefighter Joseph Toscano. FF Toscano, a 21 year veteran of the department succumb to injuries sustained while fighting a fire on Friday, March 17, 2017. Please keep the family, firefighters and community in your prayers.
      Colorado Mammoth/Firefghter Cancer Foundation Night
      03/17/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good Afternoon all Members! Who like a little Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse? Well good news, the Colorado Mammoth is teaming with the Firefighter Cancer Foundation of Colorado for a great night of Lacrosse action. Saturday March 25th for a 6pm game, discounted tickets availble through the link on the flyer or visit mammothtix.
      The campground is open!
      03/17/17 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
      Good afternoon and Happy St. Paddy's Day! Hope you're all having fun and enjoying the weather.  The local 858 summer picnic is being held on Saturday June 3rd @ Chatfield reservior, and we will have camping spots available for Thursday June 1st through Saturday June 3rd.  These include sites with plug-ins for RV's and campers as well as spots for tents.
      Happy St. Patricks Day!
      03/17/17 - IAFF Local 1014
      Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014 Representing over 3200 Firefighters, Paramedics, Dispatchers, Pilots, Wildland Firefighters, Forestry and Health Haz Mat personnel HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY.
      2017-2021 Contract Vote
      03/17/17 - IAFF Local 4773
      Contract vote March 27 5 PM Station 1 March 28 1 PM Station 1  March 29 1 PM Station 1  We will have informational question and answer meeting and votes on those three days.
      Group 4 encounters lae night fire
      03/16/17 - Westport Fire Local1802
      WESTPORT — When the fire started and the smoke detector began to wail, the woman on Tickle Road had two reasons to thank the fire department. She could thank them for the warning as well as the help. A woman in her 70s called the fire department just after midnight Monday when smoke detectors alerted her to a fire that had broken out in a gas space heater at her home.
      Dangerous Tax on Workers’ Healthcare Defeated – For Now – Due to IAFF’s Aggressive Lobbying Efforts
      03/16/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      Dangerous Tax on Workers’ Healthcare Defeated – For Now – Due to IAFF’s Aggressive Lobbying Efforts The IAFF scored a major victory this week when a dangerous tax on workers’ healthcare benefits was stripped from a House proposal to restructure the Affordable Care Act.
      Hoosier Burn Camp
      03/16/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      Join the ride, $30 per bike and one rider, $15 to aded a passenger. $15 for any additional t-shirt. Dontations always accepted and appreciated. For over 15 yeras, Carmel Fire Department has sponsored this ride to the Hoosier Burn Camp.
      Hoosier Burn Camp
      03/16/17 - IAFF Local 4416
      Join the ride, $30 per bike and one rider, $15 to aded a passenger. $15 for any additional t-shirt. Dontations always accepted and appreciated. For over 15 yeras, Carmel Fire Department has sponsored this ride to the Hoosier Burn Camp.
      LT Dennis DeVoe Funeral Services
      03/16/17 - IAFF Local 428
      Brother Denny DeVoe's Services 3/15 Update
      03/15/17 - Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association
      Brothers and Sisters: The Service for Brother DeVoe will begin at 12:00, March 17, 2017, at the Pennsylvania Forum Building, located at 500 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120 Uniformed Firefighters that will be attending for procession review need to be on the at 3rd and State Streets Capitol steps by 9:30 AM.
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